(WXYZ) -- The Red Wings will waive defenseman Xavier Ouellet to enable a contract buyout, according to multiple reports.
Expect the Detroit Red Wings to place defenceman Xavier Ouellet on waivers for buyout.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 24, 2018
Xavier Ouellet is on unconditional waivers today for the purpose of a buyout. The #redwings are on the hook for 1/3 of his remaining salary since he's under age 26 (breakdown from @CapFriendly): pic.twitter.com/mMWAMa9jXW
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 24, 2018
Ouellet appeared in 45 games for Detroit during the 2017-18 season, tallying seven assists.
The Red Wings selected Ouellet 48th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft, and he made his NHL debut in 2013.